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eduClipper - Product Reviews

Platform where teachers and students can search, collect and share educational media<p>Overview<p>EduClipper is a nicely designed web-based tool that …

Education Technology

Embracing Nonlinear Learning in a Flipped Classroom Setting

Cast Aside That Stepwise Progression and Open Students’ Minds to the Freedom to Learn in Their own Way David Walsh is presenting at FlipCon16 in …

Flipped Classroom

Online PD Courses Help Educators Understand Ed-Tech, Classroom Management, Study Finds

The three biggest reasons pre-K-12 educators took online professional development courses in the past year were to learn how to use digital devices, …

Education Technology

Google Classroom in Transitional Kindergarten - Teacher Tech

Google Classroom allows for teachers to easily engage students of all ages with digital tools. Sometimes I am asked if Google Classroom can be used …

How does your school innovate?

<b>Is your school innovative? If so, how is your school innovative? Is innovation only from pockets of lone wolves interspersed across the school or is</b> …

Product Management

An Apple for teacher: how tablets are changing education

"If you're writing poetry, write it. Don't type it in just because you can."<p>The classroom is changing, as new technologies dramatically alter the …

Education Technology

6 Rising Technology Trends In Public School Classrooms

<b>6 Rising Technology Trends In Public School Classrooms</b><p>by <b>Lynsey Jenkins</b>, VP Marketing of LapCabby<p>The conversation surrounding the ‘digital classroom’ …

Gamification

This App Can Scan and Solve Math Equations Instantly

A viral video about a new app looks like a dream come true for anyone who struggles with math.<p>Based on the promo clip, PhotoMath, dubbed a “smart …

Apps

Does Gamification Education Really Improve Learning?

It seems that every app you come across these days integrates gamification to some level. And that’s fine for fitness trackers or personal finance …

6 Apps That Can Help with Student Assessment

By: Jenny Wise. There is one aspect of education that all teachers and learners face: assessment. So here are a few creative methods for using …

Teaching

Khan Academy Founder: No, You're Not Dumb. Anyone Can Learn Anything.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This may surprise you, but Sal Khan used to skip classes at MIT. They were too long and boring, he often thought, particularly lectures. “I found it much more valuable to learn the material at my own time and pace,” he says. “I learned a …

Khan Academy

The Educational Purpose of Technology

In the 21st century, understanding and using technology will be an integral part of virtually every aspect of daily life. It is the school system’s …

Why Minecraft Rewrites the Playbook for Learning

Progressive educators have been advocating for games-based learning ever since Carmen Sandiego, Oregon Trail, and Reader Rabbit opened up a new …

Minecraft

The Overselling of Ed Tech

Maybe we shouldn't be surprised that the idea of using digital technology in the classroom tends to be either loved or hated. After all, anything that's digital consists only of ones or zeroes. By contrast, my own position is somewhere in the middle, a location where I don't often find myself, …

Education Technology

How to Learn Anything Online, Including Programming

<i>I can code anywhere, home, hotel, airport or a restaurant in Bali, like in the picture above.</i><p>I believe that education is the most powerful force in the world. To be exact, self-education. It doesn't matter if you are in a university or studying in a library, it's self-education. If you want to …

Learning

Stop Innovating in Schools. Please.

Too often when we talk about “innovation” in education, we point to that new set of Chromebooks or those shiny new Smartboards as examples of our …

Pedagogy

Universities must enter the digital age or risk facing irrelevance

Another fixture of old-style learning is the assumption that students should learn on their own. Sharing notes in an exam hall or collaborating on …

Book News: The Future Of The Public Library May Lie In The Coffee Shop

<i>The daily lowdown on books, publishing and the occasional author behaving badly.</i><p>For a public library to expect to survive today, it must begin to take crucial cues from coffee shops. At least, that's the key recommendation offered by a much-anticipated report on British public libraries, which is …

A computing revolution in schools

Rory Cellan-Jones @BBCRoryCJ on Twitter<p><b>This is the week when a revolution begins to sweep through schools in England. It involves a whole new way of teaching children about computing - but I suspect many parents, and even some teachers, know very little about this important moment in education.</b><p>As …

Education

10 Very Good New Educational Web Tools for Teachers

June 27, 2016<br>Below is a collection of some new educational web tools and mobile apps to try out in your instruction. The purpose is to keep you …

Education Technology

Khan Academy Part of "Flipped" Classroom Trend

As video lecture sites such as Khan Academy grow in popularity, more teachers are hopping on the “flipped classroom” bandwagon.<p>“Flipping” the …

Education Technology

Technology Is an Aid, Not a Solution to the Betterment of Education (Opinion)

Op-ed by Julia Przemyslaw, graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Director of Student Success at Cram Fighter. Despite the growing …

Students who use digital devices in class 'perform worse in exams'

Allowing students to use computers and the internet in classrooms substantially harms their results, a study has found.<p>The paper published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that students barred from using laptops or digital devices in lectures and seminars did better in their exams …

Pedagogy

19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>Digital Photography School—</b> Read through this goldmine of articles to improve your photography skills; they're helpful even if you're a complete beginner. There's also an active forum where you can find a community of other photographers …

Learning

10 Ted Talks That Will Help You to Make ELearning Meet Modern Learners’ Needs

Does your learning correspond with modern learner’s needs? Recent Bersin by Deloitte research on changes transforming learners’ needs inspired us to …

2015 eLearning Trends: Increased Interactivity

In 2015, trainees have relatively short attention spans—so the page-turner format of eLearning often struggles to hold their interest (and frankly …

Education Technology

Changing the Way We Teach and Learn

Since the turn of the 21st century, a wealth of terms have emerged or taken on new life that describe the diverse ways research, teaching, and …

Use YouTube as a Free Screencast Recorder

YouTube has more tricks up its sleeve than you might think—including a built-in video editor and tools for the extra paranoid—and you can actually …

43 websites the world uses to learn

A hand-picked list of the best sites, tools and communities<p>With so much learning content available, exploring only the best stuff on the web is …

Learning

New Visual on Bloom's Digital Taxonomy for iPad

June 22, 2016<br>In today’s post we are sharing with you this handy visual featuring an updated collection of iPad educational apps that go with the six …

Education Technology